first off, sorry, no digicam = no pics for the time being. i'll try to hook something up soon. i managed to snag one of the last of the factory ebay blowout basses. paid $450 plus shipping on a $1600 bass. i had never even played a lightwave before, but for the price, i figured it was worth a shot. It's the sabre C, which has a 4 piece ash body (two bookmatched halves with an ebony veneer in between them.) mine is a 5 string fretless with a maple fingerboard. i can't believe how light and well balanced this bass is - it can't be more than 7-8 lbs. it plays really great. the neck profile is surprisingly warwick-esque / stocky. spacing isn't that wide at the nut, and very comfortable at the bridge. i was worried about it being a maple fingerboard, but it's finished with something hard and feels quite nice. the only thing i don't like is the lack of anyplace to rest my thumb, but i'll install a thumbrest soon. This bass sounds >RIDICULOUS.< (or, it did once i fixed it - keep reading) Very expressive, tons of tonal variation, although the controls aren't particularly intuitive. (Volume, Bass, Mid, Midshift, Piezo blend, and a voicing switch - it was fine once i read the manual but something has to be pretty weird to require that.) I can get a nice uprighty tone, a gary willis bridge pickup tone, or some seriously deep bassy tones without ever losing clarity. my only beef with this bass is the construction, which i'm guessing / hoping comes from this being a preproduction / initial run of basses. when i first fired up the bass it was crackly, thin sounding, intermittant, and then just died. needless to say i wasn't happy, and opened up the cavity to see a completely dead solder joint going to the volume pot. easily fixed, but also should have been easily checked. there are also some finish flaws, a few little dings that i wouldn't expect on a brand new bass, the tuners are too close together, the double dot position markers aren't straight, if you touch the edge of the hole where the charger plugs in with the charger plug it SPARKS!!!!, the fingerboard is a little wavy on the side of the neck towards the nut, and the flame veneer on the headstock looks to have been sanded through on the edges, exposing the ebony veneer and making it look dirty. also, if you plan on doing any slapping, the volume knob is WAY too close to the strings. other than that though, the bass is put together well where it counts. neck joint nice and tight, good hardware, seemingly good materials. all in all, for $450 i'm ECSTATIC. would i pay $1600 for this bass? no. however, were i given the option, and if all the crap i mentioned was fixed in the second run, i would probably pay around 1000 for a hollowbody 5 string fretless with ebony board. i'd say it sounds as good (just different) and plays nicer (no neck dive or wide neck) than my thumb 6 fretless did - but you could definitely tell the thumb is worth much more in the construction and materials area. if a really nice, affordable fretless 5 string streamer pops up, it would be a tough call though hope that helps anyone thinking about buying one of these.